The Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School consists of four years of training with five residents at each level. The primary institution is Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH).
The residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is designed to provide the resident with a well balanced exposure to the entire field of women's health care. Upon graduation from our program, the resident will have developed the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to practice general obstetrics and gynecology in a capable and confident manner. In addition, the resident will be exposed to the various sub-specialties of our field in order to kindle an academic interest in fellowship training if desired.
The Goals and Objectives of our program are further defined within the context of the ACGME's CORE Competencies for Graduate Medical Education which are: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice. The ACGME's category of patient care includes Surgical Skills which are considered separately in our program for the sake of clarity.
The educational component of the residency program consists of formal didactics as well as hands on clinical exposure to a wide variety of obstetric and gynecological pathology. To implement the educational objectives of the residency program, the Resident Education Committee was established in 1998. This committee consists of faculty members representative of all major departmental divisions as well as one resident from each academic year. The mission of this committee is to provide a structured environment in which resident education issues are discussed.
The residency program requires active participation in a research project at least once during the four years of residency training. At some time during the residency program, the resident is expected to present this research during the Research Day held each year in June. Although residents are required to present at least once during their four years, they may present as many times as desired.
The residency sponsors a Mentorship Program whereby a faculty member is paired with the resident to provide counseling, support, guidance and feedback to the resident that exceeds purely intellectual development.